Finnair announced on Monday that they are adding frequencies and destinations to their network and will resume long-haul routes in July with a focus on Asia. The carrier’s phased long-haul service resumption will include Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Today, Finnair announced that as travel restrictions are removed and demand begins to recover, they will add frequencies back to their network starting in July. Domestically, the carrier will operate service to six destinations in July including Kuopio, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Turku and Vaasa. From August, Finnair will add Ivalo and Kittilä in the Finnish Lapland and starting in September will resume service to Kuusamo and Tampere. Starting in July, Finnair will also resume service to key European city-centers including Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Geneva, Hamburg, London, Malaga, Manchester, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Tallinn, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, Vienna and Zürich. The carrier will also add Barcelona, Milan, Madrid, Rome and Warsaw to their network in August. In Monday’s announcement, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ole Orvér said,
“We expect aviation to recover gradually, starting in July. Our intention is to operate approximately 30% of our normal amount of flights in July, and we will also start long-haul flights to our key Asian destinations. We will then add routes and frequencies month by month as demand recovers. Our recent customer survey shows that customers are already planning both business and leisure trips. We want to meet this demand with our network offering.”
In addition to the resumption of domestic and European routes, Finnair will also phase in long-haul flights starting in July, with a focus on Asia. The carrier will resume service to Beijing, Hong Kong. Shanghai, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo-Narita, Singapore, Seoul and Bangkok in July. From August, Finnair will restart flights to Delhi and New York and in November will add Tokyo-Haneda. During the winter 2020/21 season, the carrier will also operate flights to popular holiday destinations including Miami, Krabi and Phuket.